Tesla Semi rival Nikola buys 400 acres in AZ for manufacturing facility

Nikola Motor Company, a hydrogen-electric semi truck manufacturer competing with Tesla’s all-electric long-hauler, has acquired approximately 400 acres of prime development property of an up-and-coming vehicle manufacturing hub in Pinal County, Arizona. Nikola announced the geographic location of the facility earlier this year which is expected to bring an estimated $1 billion in economic stimulus […]

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Tesla Model 3 right-hand drive spotted in California

A right-hand-drive variant of the Tesla Model 3 has been spotted recently in California. In a photo shared on Reddit by user u/Mr_Salty_Peanuts, a black test version of the midsize sedan is seen driving on I-280 with dealer plates. The production timeline for the vehicle set forth by CEO Elon Musk aligns well with the […]

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Tesla victorious after judge dismisses lawsuit claiming Model 3 production fraud

A securities fraud lawsuit filed by shareholders against Tesla in 2017 claiming misleading comments previously made about Model 3 production readiness has been dismissed by U.S. District Judge Charles Breyer of the Northern District of California. This is the second time the shareholders’ lawsuit was dismissed, the first being last August in favor of an […]

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Tesla begins to unlock V2 Supercharger’s 145 kW charge rate in new software roll out

Tesla has begun rolling out its V2 Supercharger network software update enabling 145 kW charge rates for Model 3 vehicles. This increased power provides an approximate 18% improvement in vehicle charge times and comes on the heels of Tesla’s 250 kW V3  Supercharger launch. The boost in useable power for Tesla’s current-generation Superchargers, from 120 […]

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Tesla owners ready for track day as Tesla Corsa expands its racing community

Tesla Corsa is back for its third Tesla-only racetrack experience on Sunday, March 31 at Buttonwillow Raceway Park in California. Having completed two successful track events this past January and October, the Tesla Corsa looks to fill a few remaining open slots that would give Tesla owners the opportunity to experience the all-electric performance benefits […]

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Tesla rolls out AutoSteer Stop Light Warning for Autopilot in latest software update

Tesla Autopilot can now recognize stop lights and warn drivers in danger of running through them thanks to a feature rolling out in the latest software update (2019.8.3) called Autosteer Stop Light Warning. Tesla vehicles that were manufactured from October 2016 on and have Autopilot or Full Self-Driving will automatically receive the new feature. Autosteer […]

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Tesla Model S, X with “Hardware 3” for Full Self-Driving now in production, inventory codes indicate

Tesla has begun producing Model X and Model S vehicles with the latest Autopilot hardware to support Full Self-Driving capabilities. Dubbed “HW3”, the new hardware is Tesla’s next iteration of its semi-autonomous driving-assist feature that includes Navigate on Autopilot, Advanced Summon, Auto Lane Change, Autopark, and the ability to respond to traffic lights. Looking at […]

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Tesla’s vehicle reliability makes way for as-needed service, no annual maintenance needed

Tesla will no longer be offering an extended maintenance plan in favor of specific service recommendations on an as-needed basis. Having analyzed billions of miles of real-world driving data from its worldwide fleet of vehicles, combined with internal engineering studies on vehicle reliability, durability, and safety, the electric carmaker found that there was less of […]

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